MEDFORD, Ore. – McKensey Peters tried every sport in the book, but the North Medford senior dominated the basketball court. Much of her success is due to her competitive nature. “I’m just super competitive,” Peters said. “I think it comes from the heart of course and my teammates that I’ve played with for years and … Continue reading »
MEDFORD, Ore. – Matt Toreson made two free throws with 1.8 seconds left in double overtime to give South Medford a 65-64 win over crosstown rival North Medford in the Abby’s Holiday Tournament finals game on Saturday. The Panthers led by as many as 11 in the second half, but the Black Tornado closed regulation … Continue reading »
With Christmas in the rearview mirror, the basketball season moves into another gear. Big holiday tournaments kicked off around the country, including the Abby’s Holiday Classic, the Southern Oregon Subaru Christmas Classic and the Title IX Holiday Invitational in Washington, D.C. Highlights in this segment include Redmond/North Medford boys, North Salem/South Medford boys, North Valley/Illinois … Continue reading »
COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – Cascade Christian and Dayton solidified themselves as the two best teams in the 3A division, but it was the Pirates that end up victorious. Each team matched the other blow for blow, but the Challengers could not convert a 1st down late in the game, and Dayton finishes off an undefeated … Continue reading »
MEDFORD, Ore. – Building a championship team in any sport takes more than star players, but perhaps no sport values the faceless athlete like football. As Cascade Christian prepares for the 3A state championship this Saturday, Coach Jon Gettman knows his team goes far deeper than the names in the newspaper. “There are so many … Continue reading »
MEDFORD, Ore. – South Medford’s run through the state championship was nothing short of remarkable. Their 15-point win over Westview in the March 10th title game was their 30th win of the season. So I asked head coach Tom Cole when he got over the excitement and turned his focus to this year. “March 10th,” … Continue reading »
It’s the last week of the regular season for the 4A-6A and some rivalry games highlight the action. Those games include Crater at South Medford, Eagle Point at Ashland, North Valley at Hidden Valley, Grants Pass at Sheldon, Mazama at Klamath Union, Phoenix at Henley and Rogue River at Cascade Christian.
Conference battles continue. In the 6A, Grants Pass looks move up the Southwest League against South Medford. Ashland fights to remain perfect at home against Marshfield. North Medford heads up north to take on South Eugene. Crater battles with Thurston in Eugene. Hidden Valley hosts Mazama and Klamath Union travels to Phoenix. Plus, keep an … Continue reading »